Local Elections

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Every three years, all local authorities in New Zealand hold elections on the second Saturday in October using the postal voting method.

Elections will be for the position of Mayor, eight Councillors, and Dannevirke and Eketahuna Community Board members. Councillors are to be elected by two wards - Northern Ward (four Councillors) and Southern Ward (four Councillors).


Key Contacts:

Sandy Lowe
Electoral Officer
Telephone: 06 374 4080
Fax: 06 374 4137
Email: sandy.lowe@tararuadc.govt.nz

Katrina Kerr
Deputy Electoral Officer
Telephone: 06 374 4080
Fax: 06 374 4137
Email: katrina.kerr@tararuadc.govt.nz 

To enrol, check if you're enrolled or update your details:

Phone 0800 36 76 56 (available 24 hours)
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On Friday, 17 February 2017, a by-election will be held to fill one extraordinary vacancy for the South Tararua Ward.
The results for the Tararua District Council elections held on Saturday, 8 October 2016 is as follows.
Declaration of result for the South Ward (1 vacancy) 2015 By-election
The final results for the Tararua District Council elections held on Saturday 12th October, 2013 are as follows
The final results for the Tararua District Council elections held on Saturday 9th October, 2010 are as follows